Here you will find the latest media releases and exciting stories about Air Zermatt.
Alpha Zulu: Exciting Airmail!
The second edition of Alpha Zulu magazine is coming out in early April. Alpha and zulu are the first and last letters of the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, and they also happen to be the symbol and abbreviation of Air Zermatt. The magazine provides an A-to-Z account of life in the air, from the spectacular to the ordinary.
Air Zermatt deployed for several crevasse rescues
The fresh snow on the first weekend in April attracted numerous winter sports enthusiasts to the mountains on Monday. But danger lurks beneath the snow cover. Within a few hours, Air Zermatt was called to three glacier crevasse accidents on Monday. In addition, rope teams in the Monte Rosa region were surprised by icy cold. Intensive hours for the rescuers in the Upper Valais.
Air Zermatt rescues mountaineers from crevasses
Even though spring is beckoning at the bottom of the valley, winter sports enthusiasts in the Upper Valais ski destinations are still enjoying the benefits of the winter season. Air Zermatt was called to a total of 23 rescues this weekend. Most of them were ski accidents, but there were also crevasse rescues.
Air Zermatt instructs aspiring paramedics in air rescue
Organized by the Emergency Schulungszentrum AG Zofingen, prospective paramedics from all over Switzerland met in Saas Fee last weekend to deepen their medical knowledge together. Air Zermatt was also represented to introduce them to the topics of air and mountain rescue as well as medical first aid.
An intensive week for Air Zermatt
Because of the nice weather and the schoolholidays in most of the countrys, a multiple of people spend the last week in Zermatt. Due to the well-filled slopes, Air Zermatt was called to 123 missions. Wintersport accidents where the reason for most of the rescues.
500th Air Zermatt rescue since the beginning of the year
On Friday afternoon, Air Zermatt flew its 500th rescue since January 1, 2022, and the number keeps growing. Over the weekend alone, 35 more rescue missions were added. In order to master the numerous missions over the weekend, sometimes up to five Air Zermatt helicopters were in the air at the same time.
A perfect interaction of the rescue forces
True to the motto "luck seldom comes alone", Air Zermatt was able to rescue a person in the Blatten-Belalp region on Tuesday. The woman got lost in the fog, got caught in an avalanche, fell down a hillside, had to spend the wintry night in the open air and still survived. The woman was rescued thanks to the excellent cooperation of the rescue forces.
Air Zermatt in continuous operation during winter sports vacations
It is high season in the ski resorts of Valais and therefore the rescue crews of Air Zermatt were in permanent service during the weekend for numerous and diverse accidents and evacuations. In total, Air Zermatt helicopters took off for 26 missions on Saturday and Sunday.
Air Zermatt introduces 24-hour on-call service at Gampel base
Since Friday, Air Zermatt is on standby with a rescue team 24 hours a day at the base in Gampel. In case of an emergency call, helicopter, pilot, paramedics and the emergency doctor are ready for action even faster day and night. This measure shortens the start of a rescue team at night by up to 20 minutes.
Air Zermatt rescues two alpinists on the Matterhorn
An Air Zermatt rescue crew evacuated two alpinists on the Matterhorn over the weekend under extremely difficult wind conditions. The two climbers were blocked on the Solvay Hut. "This was one of my most difficult rescues," said pilot Robi Andenmatten.